Tags » Snapping Turtle

Quarry Hill Nature Center

Janet and I participated in a family-friendly event at Quarry Hill Nature Center last weekend. They offer a monthly program on bird banding, in which they demonstrate the process and allow visitors (especially kids!) to participate. 476 more words

Travel

ARE THERE DINOSAURS IN THOSE BUSHES?

A recurring horrible dream,

When he was younger, esteemed…

Low bush blueberries

In the forest scary,

SNAPPING TURTLES—he screamed!

–J.E.C.

Massive Snapping Turtle Saved From Drainage Pipe

HOUSTON (AP) — A 53-pound snapping turtle is recovering at a Houston wildlife rehabilitation center after fire-rescue crews saved it from a drainage pipe.

The Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says the specimen, one of a threatened species known as alligator snapping turtles, was found wedged Tuesday in the pipe in a new residential development near Hockley, about 35 miles northwest of Houston. 106 more words

News

A Dinosaur Discovered?

Well…not quite, but close enough! Currently there’s a 53 pound alligator snapping turtle recovering at a Houston wildlife rehab center. It was found in a drainage pipe in Houston near a residential area. 31 more words

News

Injured 53-pound snapping turtle saved from pipe

HOUSTON — A wounded 53-pound snapping turtle is recovering at a Houston wildlife rehabilitation center after fire-rescue crews saved it from a drainage pipe.

The Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says the specimen, one of a threatened species known as alligator snapping turtles, was found wedged Tuesday in the pipe in a new residential development near Hockley, about 35 miles northwest of Houston. 81 more words

News

Lisa Smith Shares Snapping Turtle Photos

Lisa Smith writes,

“Hi Kim,

I know you like pictures of nature. Here is a couple of pictures I took of a giant snapping turtle at Niles Pond yesterday. 171 more words

Cape Ann Wildlife

Rubberneckin'

I laughed out loud when looking through photos from several days ago, not realizing that at the time when taking snapshots of these beautiful Painted Turtles at Niles Pond they were not only basking, but also rubbernecking, and mostly all in the same direction. 86 more words

Life At The Edge Of The Sea